Summary: This is the first Panasonic TV I have ever owned. After this experience, I will seek out Panasonic for future purchases, and I would order through Amazon again. Several months ago (Jan. 2010), I spent more time than anyone should researching which model should be my first flat panel TV - yes, I was the last person in America to buy a flat panel (I had a rare Sony tube with impeccable HD picture quality).
Summary: I have had this TV for over 3 months and my family and I love it. I haven't experienced 3D yet, but 2D with Blu-ray is incredible. I also use it to listen to Pandora music online through my home theatre system. If you can a great deal on this TV don't hesitate in buying it. You won't be sorry.
Summary: Panasonic developed the Plasma TV in the beginning so it makes sense that this TV is the latest in Plasmas with "new" fast response phospors (pixels). Every review I have read about Plasmas complains about image retention. I will address that first. Image retention is not the same as image burn in. Now to understand this phenomenon, stare at a light source for 20 seconds, then close your eyes. For several seconds you will still see the image in front of you.
Summary: The TC-P50GT25 available for $1K these days is a no-brainer. LCD sets whether flourescent or LED just can't produce the depth, contrast, and black levels of a well designed plasma like this one. Great press and reviews on the top end TC-P50VT25, but not $[...] worth of extras in my book. I've seen both sets first hand.
Summary: I tested alot of 3D Tv's at best buy & sears before deciding to pull the trigger on this set. Sony / LG / Samsung / Sharp /Vizio etc. I didn't limit myself to any one perticular style either, I made sure to test out the LCD the LED & the plasmas. Out of all of the TV's I tested including the panasonic VT20 & VT25 series this TV had the least amount of cross talk in 3D mode & it also runs 2D to 3D conversion.
Summary: At the time of writing this I think a newer GT25 is now at Amazon for a higher price. The TV I bought is the 2010 model This is my second Panasonic Plasma to buy and I have not been disappointed. I bought one of the 46" S1 panels last year after Christmas (Jan 2010) and I really love it. A few months ago we had a TV go out, so I decided to replace that one with my 46" and decided to look for a 50" plasma.
Summary: I researched 3d TVs for about 2 months. I read tons of reviews and found forums, ect ect. I finally decided that this TV was the best choice based on all of that research. I knew a college buddy of mine had bought a 3d TV about 6 months ago so I called him to get his opinion. He couldn't say enough good things about the TV he had bought and it turned out it was the same one. Having said that, I couldn't say enough good things about this TV.
Summary: Excellent value for money. Great picture with THX mode out of the box. Great black level and the 3d mode works well with very little crosstalk. Attracively styled and good menu system. TV speakers produce good sound but a home theater system is recommended. Delivery by Home Direct was smooth and without incident. Ordered on a Friday and was delivered the following Thursday. I highly recommend this execellent Panasonic product.
Summary: awesome 3d! period! outstanding picture quality. I use my ps3 with this TV. after playing killzone 3 in 3d my jaw hit the floor. everything in the description is true. this tv has the best blacks ive seen. plasmas came along way, and are on top in my opinion. some people complain not enough usb inputs, some complain no internet without the dongle. who cares like i said A GAMER MUST HAVE. my ps3 has 4 usb. perfect for charging all four of my glasses.
Summary: My old Samsung DLP went down and it was time to replace my TV. I was weighing LCD vs LED. I actually brought home and LED and hated it. There was so much light bleed in and on really dark scenes it looked grey not pitch black. So back to the drawing board. I heard some horror stories about Plasmas in the past. So I was hesitant but I started to research them and boy was I wrong. Plasma is a superior technology to both LCD and LED. So I went with this Panasonic.